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Choosing kit (September 2012)

  • Are aftermarket throttle grips any good?

    19 August 2016 by MCN

    Are aftermarket throttle grips any good?

    Q. Riding home tonight I was aware of a slight twinge in my throttle hand (nothing major) which set me wondering about my grips and the angle of the clip-ons. It feels like I was gripping (not...

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  • Best suspension upgrade for a GSX-R750?

    24 September 2012 by MCN

    Best suspension upgrade for a GSX-R750?

    Q. My GSX-R750 K2 is now 10 years old (obviously!) and has nearly 35,000 on the clock. Everything I read about 'suspension' says it will need replacing or refreshing after about 16,000 miles, so I can...

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  • Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR1400

    24 September 2012 by MCN

    Best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR1400

    Q. I am currently using Avon Storm 2 Ultras on my Kawasaki ZZR1400 but fancy trying Bridgestones what should I try, BT023 or S20s? I’m not a track day loon but I like to get a move on. But I want them...

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  • How do I clean my radiator?

    21 September 2012 by MCN

    How do I clean my radiator?

    Q. Is there a product or a process to clean aluminium radiators and oil coolers? You could eat your dinner off the rest of my bike but these get covered in crap and corrosion. It can't be good for...

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  • Can I put different sized tyres on my rim?

    21 September 2012 by MCN

    Can I put different sized tyres on my rim?

    Q. I have a bike with stupid tyre sizes - 100/90 x 19 front and 130/80 x 17 rear. I'm looking at the possibility of sticking different tyre sizes on the same rims. I've done this before but what I...

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  • How to secure your new bike

    21 September 2012 by MCN

    How to secure your new bike

    Q. I'll be getting my first bike next week, a 2010 Kawasaki ER-6F and I'm trying to work out what kind of security mechanisms to get. The bike will be kept overnight in a locked compound (I live in a...

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  • Why is my GS750 hissing?

    05 September 2012 by MCN

    Why is my GS750 hissing?

    Q. I have an old Suzuki GS750 and it’s running very sweetly since I cleaned and synced the carbs, but it's just developed a bit of a hissing sound (in time with the engine) from the front of the...

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  • Does my Honda Hornet have a radiator fan?

    05 September 2012 by MCN

    Does my Honda Hornet have a radiator fan?

    Q. I'm wondering if my Honda Hornet 600 has a radiator fan. When I went on the recent Plymouth Megaride with 4000 bikes my bike was right up in the red on the temperature gauge. I had to keep turning...

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  • How do I tell my SV’s bearing are shot?

    05 September 2012 by MCN

    How do I tell my SV’s bearing are shot?

    Q. My 10-year-old SV650 is coming up to new tyre time and I was told to watch out for wheel bearing seals and spacers with high mileage bikes. The thing is, I don't actually know what I'm looking for...

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  • Will a loud horn cause MoT failure?

    05 September 2012 by MCN

    Will a loud horn cause MoT failure?

    Q. I am just wondering if there are any MoT or legal issues with a Steibel Nautilus horn that pumps out 139 decibels? My existing horn is fading slightly and I lost count of just how many people...

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